Q: Why is an integer sometimes less than its opposite?

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The integer "-8" is less than "-7".

Subtract any POSITIVE integer from -2, and you get an integer that is smaller.

There are no positive integers less than any negative ones.

The opposite of less than or equal to is greater than or equal.And also:The opposite of greater than or equal to is less than or equal.

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An integer less than 0 would be at the same distance from 0 as its positive equivalent, but would lie on the opposite side (left) of the 0.

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The integer "-8" is less than "-7".

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An integer is a whole number, and the largest integer less than 9.5 would be 9.4

Subtract any POSITIVE integer from -2, and you get an integer that is smaller.

An integer is a whole number, and the largest integer less than 9.5 would be 9.4

There are no positive integers less than any negative ones.

The largest integer equal to -100 is -100. The largest integer less than -100 is -101.

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By definition, a negative integer is any integer less than zero. Similarly, a positive integer is any integer greater than zero. It should be immediately obvious that an integer cannot be both less than and greater than zero. Therefore, a negative integer cannot be greater than a positive integer.